Welcome to Derek Strickland’s Progress Products web site

Old toy train manufacturers like Hornby, Bassett-Lowke, Leeds Model Company, Milbro etc. did not aspire to the realism of a finescale model, yet their products conveyed ‘traininess’ very effectively. Think of them as solid Impressionism; modelling in broad strokes.

For well over twenty years Progress Products have manufactured chassis which have found use under Wessex bodies and have been offered as R-T-R drum wagons, vehicle carriers and container wagons. Modern regulations prevent our selling the products as toys; but what better excuse for the grown-ups to play trains, than ‘supervision’? We don’t limit production runs and we try to export products, not employment.

The Progress Products range has expanded beyond the original Hornby-inspired items. Click on ‘Couplings’ or ‘Wagon Parts’ for repair items for various manufacturers’ rolling stock; or on ‘Trackside’ for parts such as rear covers for French Hornby light signals. In the ‘Self-build’ page we list a few parts for building or repairing wagons and vans.

We despatch goods that are held in stock within five working days. Items that are assembled to order may take ten. (Examples are wagons and vans, and snowplough cowls; but we normally have all the component parts to hand.)